The story of Peter’s restoration is the story of our restoration. At the Last Supper, Peter
confidently declared that even if all of the other disciples fell away, he would never fall
away. He was confident about his ability to love Jesus self-sacrificially. He declared that he
would die for Jesus. But, he did fall away. He not only denied Jesus, he called down curses
and swore that he didn’t know Jesus.
Like Peter, we have all done or said things we thought we would never do or say. And we
regret some things we have done or said. How did Jesus restore Peter? How can Jesus
We note three things from the story: (1) Jesus led Peter to confront his past and examine
his sins and repent; (2) Jesus completely embraced him and restored him to ministry; and
(3) Jesus led him to stay humble.
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